Apply for membership by downloading the form linked at the bottom of the page.
More information on membership and activities can be found at our New Member Education page.
The Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board is a federally chartered citizens’ panel that provides recommendations to Oak Ridge’s Environmental Management program, which is responsible for cleanup and remediation across the 33,500-acre Oak Ridge Reservation.
The board meets at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of most months to discuss and develop recommendations related to cleanup policy and decisions by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge office of Environmental Management. Meetings are public and board meeting materials and video are archived.
ORSSAB members also serve on the monthly Environmental Management and Stewardship Committee that studies specific issues in-depth, such as cleanup strategies, hazardous waste management, and long-term stewardship. The committee meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of most months.
The board is comprised of up to 22 members that are chosen to reflect diversity of gender, race, occupation, and interests of persons living near the Oak Ridge Reservation. Each term for members spans two years, and members have the option to serve up to three terms. Technical expertise is not required since the board seeks a broad spectrum of backgrounds and viewpoints.